Violinist and Allegro Partner
Priscilla Benitez is an actual Arizona native who grew up attending Tempe schools. She started playing the piano at age 5 and added violin at 8. She received her degree in Music Performance from Arizona State University where she served as Concertmaster of the Symphony Orchestra and the Lyric Opera Theater Orchestra. After graduation from ASU, she began working for several local orchestras including the Arizona Opera Orchestra, Musica Nova, and the Sun City Symphony (now the West Valley Symphony). For the past 18 years, Priscilla has also worked as an orchestra teacher in the Tempe Elementary School District. Currently she is working at Connolly Middle School where she teaches 250 enthusiastic 6th, 7th and 8th graders. She also maintains a busy private music studio. While Priscilla enjoys playing in orchestras and teaching young musicians, one of her favorite things to do is play chamber music. The Allegro Quartet allows her to enjoy that passion as she plays with some of the best musicians in the Phoenix area for really nice people at fabulous and fun events.